* Release Blitz / Review * A WILDER WEDDING by Carrie Ann Ryan

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* Release Blitz / Review * A WILDER WEDDING by Carrie Ann RyanA Wilder Wedding by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: The Wilder Brothers Novella
Published by Carrie Ann Ryan on May 13, 2024
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four-stars

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

Naomi and Amos have been the secret backbone to the Wilder Brothers’ Retreat and Winery for years.

They’ve also loved and hated each other along the way.

Their on and off again relationship has always worked for them, but now it’s getting in the way of the next Wilder Wedding.

If they don’t figure out what they want, one of them will have to do what they feared: leave the Wilders.

But if they take that leap, they might just break.

Or finally have what they’ve always wanted.

Each other.

  Dramatically delicious! Fans of Carrie Ann Ryan’s Wilder Brothers series will be thrilled to jump into this short novella that showcases employees Naomi and Amos and their connection to the venue, the family and each other as the family readies for the wedding of Ridge and Aurora. The story was short but dramatic as Naomi and Amos wrestle with how they feel about one another and when to stop nursing their pride and admit it once and for all. There’s not time for a huge amount of development in this size of book, so a good bit of their time together and the start of their turmoil is glossed over, but I liked them a lot and was happy to be along for the ride. Looking forward to more to come in the series! I highly recommend this series as a whole!        

 

 

 

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

A Wilder Wedding, an all-new second chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan is now available!

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

Naomi and Amos have been the secret backbone to the Wilder Brothers’ Retreat and Winery for years.

They’ve also loved and hated each other along the way.

Their on and off again relationship has always worked for them, but now it’s getting in the way of the next Wilder Wedding.

If they don’t figure out what they want, one of them will have to do what they feared: leave the Wilders.

But if they take that leap, they might just break.

Or finally have what they’ve always wanted.

Each other.

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I loved weddings.

There. I said it. I loved everything that went into a wedding and the day of. Some people called them a spectacle and a waste of money. After all, it was one big party for most people in which money, blood, sweat, tears, and countless spreadsheets went into to make them seemingly perfect. Even though no day was actually perfect.

And I loved it all.

I loved the moment. That moment when the bride and groom, or two grooms, two brides, or any poly mix, found themselves looking at each other for the first time.

I loved the shock, the glee, the terror, the excitement. I loved when brides ended up nearly running to their grooms. Or that one time when the two grooms decided to meet halfway down the aisle, even though it wasn’t planned, it just happened. I loved everything about that moment.

The moment you knew that you made the right decision. Where love conquered all and your stomach tightened because you knew this was it. That moment. That everything.

Of course, not all weddings worked perfectly. And not all weddings made sense. Sometimes you went in having a horrible feeling that this just wasn’t going to work out. That they were making a mistake with their decisions.

But those didn’t happen as often as some people thought.

When you decide to give your all to someone, to promise to love and to protect and to cherish that person, you go all in.

What comes later may change things. Perhaps you’re not the same person you once were, so those promises don’t mean what they used to. Or perhaps you realize that you were wrong, and you had been looking through rose-colored glasses.

Or perhaps fate deals a cruel blow, and you lose that other person before you even had a chance to make good on that promise.

I sighed and set my chin on my hand as I watched the bride and groom practice their walk down the aisle during the rehearsal. Their wedding was the next morning, and this was a late afternoon rehearsal. Alexis was brand new to the Wilder team, and I was grateful for her and everything she brought not only to the process, but to the Wilders themselves. The past few wedding planners the Wilder brothers hired hadn’t been up to scratch. In fact, they had failed so hard I was surprised they could even write a single to-do list.

I had worked here before the Wilder brothers had even come to Texas. To be honest, I had been a little skeptical of them. After all, most of them had no experience with running a winery, running an inn, or dealing with events, let alone weddings.

Six strapping brothers, all in a different state of denial and damage, had shown up at our door and proclaimed themselves our new bosses. Our former boss had decided to retire. He had tried his best, and had laid down a decent foundation, but since the Wilder brothers had shown up, we had changed for the better.

We were still finding our way, but the Wilder brothers were making things work. And from what I could tell, a few of them were creating sparks of their own.

Alexis and Eli seemed to be enjoying each other’s company, although it was my job as innkeeper of the Wilder Inn to ensure that the staff didn’t gossip about our big boss and the wedding planner. Nor were we allowed to gossip about our new chef, Kendall Wilder, and her ex-husband, Evan. No, we didn’t talk about those things.

Only it was the best thing we talked about.

Sparks flew and one day someone was going to get burned. However, I had a good feeling about them. That meant there were still four more Wilders, and I heard there was even another set of cousins, so there were more sexy Wilders out there. They needed happy ever afters too, and who knew, maybe this Wilder Retreat and Winery could be the thing that changed everything for them.

Because it made changes and hope for others.

It made things spark.

“Excuse me, ma’am? Is this where we check in?”

I immediately turned back to the front of my desk, smiling wide. I hadn’t heard the older couple come in, and that meant I needed to get my head out of the stars and actually focus on my job.

“Yes of course, I’m sorry. Welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Statham, is it?” I asked, remembering their names from the schedule book. We were a large inn with multiple cabins and rooms within our main building, but we weren’t so large that I couldn’t remember timings and faces if I did my social media scooping well enough. I knew their likes, dislikes, and little touches from the survey they filled out.

Not everyone had social media, so thankfully many people who wanted to enjoy their trip and feel loved and cared for filled out the survey properly. Including allergies, their favorite color, and other random things. The more thorough, the more I could enhance their trip.

I had a whole team to help me with that, to help clean rooms and to keep the large all-wood entryway pristine. But I usually rolled up my sleeves and put in some elbow grease beside them.

Many of the team from before left after our old boss decided to abandon ship. The Wilders had hired so many new faces that sometimes it felt like I was constantly catching up. But the core of us, we were still here.

Like Maddie, Jay, and Amos from the winery. They hadn’t wanted to leave the grapes or the barrels, so they stayed, and I had a feeling they would never leave. After all, Elijah and Evan Wilder were kicking ass over there, though I couldn’t read Elijah, because I didn’t know if he was smirking or not, and Evan liked to growl.

But he fit in over there because Amos loved to growl too.

Not that I was thinking about Amos.

It was better not to think about him. When I had first seen him, I’d swooned.

Yes, I’d swooned.

That big bushy beard and those dark eyes and slanted eyebrows that always made him look angry. I loved them. He was all wide and full of muscle. He could lift like nobody’s business, and put some of the Wilders to shame in the muscle department. And when he pushed up his sleeves to his elbows, showing off those forearms? I nearly fanned myself just thinking about it. A girl could weep.

Of course, now I was thinking about Amos while I was checking in our new guests and showing them around the lobby before I led them to their rooms. That was probably bad for business.

Plus, it wasn’t great for my heart.

After all, Amos had no idea I had a crush on him. And he didn’t need to know—ever.

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four-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * UNSTOPPABLE LOVE by Stacey Lynn

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* Release Blitz/Review * UNSTOPPABLE LOVE by Stacey LynnUnstoppable Love by Stacey Lynn
Series: The Kelley Family #2
on May 14, 2024
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four-stars




Ava Decker has hated me for just as many years as I’ve spent loving her.

I made a mistake pretending our night together never happened. For pretending I forgot. But we were young and I was getting ready to leave for college with big plans for the future.

I had no plans to return to our small town in Colorado anytime soon and Ava never wanted to leave. That alone was enough to keep me away from her while we both grew up.

And yet, I never forgot about her and what she means to me.

Now eight years later, imagine my surprise, when I come home and find Sleeping Beauty asleep on my couch, thinking I wouldn’t be back home from my off-season vacation for a few weeks.

As a professional football player, I know all about grabbing an opportunity and running with it. This is my chance to finally convince the girl of my dreams to stay and to tell her the truth about that fateful night years ago.

But getting Ava Decker to not only forgive me but to give me another chance comes with a whole new set of plays I’m not used to.

I’ve got all the time in the world to convince her. I’m committed to showing to her that she is my endgame. I let her go once before and I’ll stop at nothing to prove to her that my love for her is real and an unstoppable force.

**Warning: Readers should be mindful that Unstoppable Love contains multiple descriptive scenes of attempted assault that may be sensitive and triggering to some.

 

Sentimental and endearing enemies to lovers reunion! I’m enjoying The Kelley Family series by Stacey Lynn quite a bit, but I wasn’t hooked on Cam quite as much as I was on his brother Caleb’s story. It was quite enjoyable early on, but the ending in particular had a lot of potential angst that was glossed over instead of being developed into an integral part of the story. I enjoy the parents and it’s interesting to have a mixed pro sports family to interact with. I’m looking forward to more in the series! Fast paced, well developed characters with lots of drama, the ending needed a little work but overall a solid read and a fun dip back into the series.

I recommend this book as well as the first in the series to anyone who enjoys a smalltown family feel with pro sports kids coming back home to interact and suffer real world problems along the way. Heartwarming family, passionate connections and sweet happily ever afters.

 

 

 

 

Unstoppable Love by Stacey Lynn is now live!

 

A sizzling, small town, enemies to lovers, sports standalone romance from bestselling author, Stacey Lynn.

Ava Decker has hated me for just as many years as I’ve spent loving her.

I made a mistake pretending our night together never happened. For pretending I forgot. But we were young and I was getting ready to leave for college with big plans for the future.

I had no plans to return to our small town in Colorado anytime soon and Ava never wanted to leave. That alone was enough to keep me away from her while we both grew up.

And yet, I never forgot about her and what she means to me.

Now eight years later, imagine my surprise, when I come home and find Sleeping Beauty asleep on my couch, thinking I wouldn’t be back home from my off-season vacation for a few weeks.

As a professional football player, I know all about grabbing an opportunity and running with it. This is my chance to finally convince the girl of my dreams to stay and to tell her the truth about that fateful night years ago.

But getting Ava Decker to not only forgive me but to give me another chance comes with a whole new set of plays I’m not used to.

I’ve got all the time in the world to convince her. I’m committed to showing to her that she is my endgame. I let her go once before and I’ll stop at nothing to prove to her that my love for her is real and an unstoppable force.

*Readers should be mindful that Unstoppable Love contains multiple descriptive scenes of attempted assault that may be sensitive and triggering to some.

 

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Meet Stacey

Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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four-stars

* Review * CINDERELLA AND THE TYCOON NEXT DOOR by Kandy Shepherd

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* Review * CINDERELLA AND THE TYCOON NEXT DOOR by Kandy ShepherdCinderella and the Tycoon Next Door by Kandy Shepherd
Series: One Year to Wed #3
Published by Harlequin Romance on May 21, 2024
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four-half-stars




THE KEY TO CINDERELLA’S INHERITANCE…

When Anastasia finds herself in need of a husband, she turns to her best friend, millionaire tycoon Connor. She’s always carried a torch for the guy from next door, but anything romantic is completely off-limits. The relationship might be faux, but once she’s wearing Connor’s ring, Ana’s very real desire for him becomes impossible to hide any longer… Especially when his “I do” kiss feels anything but fake!

 

The friends to lovers trope always tugs on my heartstrings! Kandy Shepherd is up third in the One Year to Wed series with Ana’s story. I haven’t read the previous books in the series but it was easy to catch up on the past happenings and pick up with Ana and Connor. The characters are easy to like and the premise of the series is dramatic and sure to bring out the angst. I loved that Ana and Connor were the best of friends, but it did lead to a fast progression of their relationship a little more so than if they had to get to know each other from the start. I enjoyed them together.

Ana was my favorite sister because she was able to love with no resentment in her heart even though she was held apart from her sisters for so long. I liked her kind heart.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys when friendship turns to love with lots of tension and mishaps along the way.

four-half-stars

* Review * END GAME by Tracey Devlyn

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* Review * END GAME by Tracey DevlynEnd Game by Tracey Devlyn
Series: Steele Ridge: The Blackwells #5
Published by Steele Ridge Publishing on May 20, 2024
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five-stars




An FBI agent assigned to investigate a meddlesome lobbyist for her role in a possible pay-to-play scheme discovers a secret political organization willing to destroy everything to attain ultimate power—including the woman he loves.

In this highly anticipated, fifth and final installment of the Steele Ridge: The Blackwells series, Tracey Devlyn thrusts readers into the murky world of high-stakes politics and complex family relationships, wrapped in a sizzling enemies-to-lovers story.

As a savvy and successful lobbyist, Kayla Krowne knows all about deception. Each day, she swims in a vast tank of opportunistic sharks. But nothing prepares her for the downward spiral her life takes after witnessing the assassination of a high-profile public official. When the police suggest she may have been the true target, her only hope of rooting out the murderer lies with the one Blackwell brother she’s never been able to win over. The one she’s held a secret longing for since their first meeting two years earlier.

Special Agent Asher Cameron Blackwell’s day started off bad and ended worse. Not only is he drowning in a swamp of paperwork, he now has two investigations involving none other than Kayla-effing-Krowne. One is a presumed assassination case and the other one he’s compelled to keep from her because of a promise he made to his semi-estranged brother, Zeke.

Forced into close proximity, Ash and Kayla finally give in to the passion they can no longer hide, forging an unstoppable union as they navigate an intricate maze of lies and betrayals, and uncovering a heartbreaking conspiracy that leads them to Kayla’s doorstep. It’s a life-and-death battle that they dare not lose.

 

The Blackwells are going out in style with unputdownable intrigue and drama galore! The fifth and final book in the Steel Ridge: The Blackwells series did not disappoint. We’ve known all along that there was going to be some tension and back story to Ash’s story and bringing Kayla Krowne into the picture as his leading lady only added to the dazzle. I was hooked from the very start of their story and kept turning page after page as the drama kept getting more and more suspect. I really enjoyed them as a whole and felt like they were easy to connect with. I’m sad to see this series and family overall come to an end, and I highly recommend you go back to the start if you haven’t fallen in love with the Steele Ridge town and extended family yet. Well developed characters, a great core family to rely on and lots of mystery and intrigue along the way.

five-stars

* Review * FIERCE MONARCH by MJ Crouch

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* Review * FIERCE MONARCH by MJ CrouchFierce Monarch by MJ Crouch
Series: Gilded Empire #3
Published by Calamittie Jane Publishing on May 17, 2024
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four-half-stars




Mari Marcosa has been betrayed by a person she let inside her life in every possible way.

The pain is unbearable, not just because of what he means—meant—to her, but because now she's got a huge damn target on her back.

Almost as big as the hole in her heart.

Every mafia leader in the city sees this betrayal as a sign of Mari's weakness and they can’t wait to use it to their advantage.

Her back is to a wall that is crumbling more every second and the men she needs most are struggling just to stay alive.

She'll have to align with the unthinkable to survive—as secrets she thought were buried deep start rising to the surface.

And it turns out the truth she thought she knew...might not be true at all.

•••••
Author’s note: Fierce Monarch is the third book in the Gilded Empire series and should be read in order. This is a "Why Choose?" romance with violence, dark themes, and ruthlessly possessive—and protective—men.

 

Dramatic and addictive! The third book in the Gilded Empire quartet by MJ Crouch picks up where book two left us on a cliffhanger of betrayal. We’re quickly thrust back into the angst of Mari’s realm and taken along for the ride as more danger than ever before threatens her every turn. Just when she thought she had uncovered all of the secrets, she stumbles into even more than she could have ever imagined. I can’t wait to see what the finale holds in store for us! Looking forward to book four!

four-half-stars

* Review * HER DYING SECRET by Lisa Regan

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* Review * HER DYING SECRET by Lisa ReganHer Dying Secret by Lisa Regan
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #20
Published by Bookouture on May 14, 2024
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four-stars




She gently opens the woman’s tightly clenched fist, uncurling each finger to reveal a square of folded paper hidden in her palm. Scrawled in thick crayon, beside a child’s crooked drawing of a red flower, is one word that sends a shiver through the evening mist: HELP

It was supposed to be a routine road accident recovery, but the moment Detective Josie Quinn sees the passenger—pale and painfully thin, a sharp tool lodged in her stomach—it’s clear she was the victim of something far more sinister, and likely dead before the crash. Watching the driver taken away in an ambulance, questions spin through Josie’s mind. Where were these two women going? Was the driver trying to save a life, or hide a body? And—most heartbreaking of all—is there a child in danger, crying out for help with no reply?

Josie quickly identifies the crash survivor as Mira Summers, a singleton and animal-lover on her way home from nearby stables. Mira swears she doesn’t know who the woman in the car beside her is, or how she was injured. And when she’s diagnosed with concussion and memory loss, Josie is forced to back down.

But the discovery of Mira’s prints on the child’s drawing is all the proof Josie needs that Mira knows more than she’s letting on, and a witness saw Mira meeting with a man with a gnarled diamond-shaped tattoo at the stables. In a race against the clock to track down this elusive man, Josie faces danger from the most unexpected places. Pushed to her limit, can she stay alive long enough to catch the killer and save the life of an innocent child?

 

Always a joy to reconnect with Detective Josie Quinn! Lisa Regan is keeping Josie fresh with the 20th book in her beloved series as she dives into a brand new case full of mystery. The intrigue in this particular story was good, but I wasn’t nearly as invested along the way as I usually am. I feel like the team connection is suffering a lot with many not even being mentioned more than in passing, and the same goes for Josie’s family and friends. I want to see a bit more oomph brought back into her personal interactions again in addition to the work stress. This new detective is yet to show his true colors as well. I’m looking forward to the drama to come from that.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a detective who always solves her case and has a lot of human interest in her own life and past along the way. The joy of this series is feeling like they are old friends who we get to dive into a new case with as each new book arrives.

four-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * MEANT FOR HER by Natasha Madison

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* Release Blitz/Review * MEANT FOR HER by Natasha MadisonMeant For Her by Natasha Madison
Series: Meant For Series #2
on May 10, 2024
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four-half-stars




Christopher
I came from the biggest hockey family in the NHL.
Records were set by my grandfather, my father, and now my brother.
I was taught to love the game, but more than that, I learned early the men you play with are your family.
You get on the ice every night and protect them, celebrate the wins, and pick each other up when you fall.
So when we lost Benji, I stepped in to help his wife and kids, but this pull I feel when it comes to them is something more than I can even understand.

Dakota
My life was perfect, until it wasn’t.
Gone was the husband I thought I knew and in his place was a stranger.
I saw him change before my eyes.
Then he was gone, leaving me and our girls alone.
I wanted nothing to do with anyone or anything that took him away from me.
But no matter how many times I’ve told his best friend I don’t need help.
He’s here doing things for us, and the worst part is, I want him to

Heartfelt and addictive from page one! Natasha Stone is bringing the angst in buckets when Christopher Stone loses someone close to him and has to pick up the pieces one notch at a time. I wanted a little more oomph in the telling of Benji’s downfall and issues because it felt too glossed over, but overall a very solid read and an emotional addition to the series. If you haven’t read the earlier series that this one spins off of, I highly recommend you go catch up, because the Stone family is the best! A close knit family who always noses their way into life’s adventures for each other, but can always be counted on to put in the effort when anyone they are connected to needs anything. Well developed characters with enough turmoil to keep the pages flowing, fun bouts of hockey and always a sweet and sexy love story. I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a fast paced hockey romance with lots of spunk and addictive romance.

 

 

 

MEANT FOR HER
Natasha Madison
Release Date: May 10

 

AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

 

From Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Author Natasha Madison comes new enemies to lovers, forbidden, single mom, hockey romance.

Christopher
I came from the biggest hockey family in the NHL.
Records were set by my grandfather, my father, and now my brother.
I was taught to love the game, but more than that, I learned early the men you play with are your family.
You get on the ice every night and protect them, celebrate the wins, and pick each other up when you fall.
So when we lost Benji, I stepped in to help his wife and kids, but this pull I feel when it comes to them is something more than I can even understand.

Dakota
My life was perfect, until it wasn’t.
Gone was the husband I thought I knew and in his place was a stranger.
I saw him change before my eyes.
Then he was gone, leaving me and our girls alone.
I wanted nothing to do with anyone or anything that took him away from me.
But no matter how many times I’ve told his best friend I don’t need help.
He’s here doing things for us, and the worst part is, I want him to.

 

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When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

 

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four-half-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * NO CAP by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Release Blitz/Review * NO CAP by Lani Lynn ValeNo Cap by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Carter Brothers #1
on May 7, 2024
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five-stars




You know when you see that big red flag, and you think to yourself, I should probably not go anywhere near there?

Yeah, Quincy Carter ignored that big red flag. He walked right up to that red flag, waving blatantly in the wind, and kissed the holy hell out of her.

Sure, he probably should’ve arrested her for breaking a restraining order.

He probably also should’ve stopped her from continuing to break that restraining order.

Yet… he can’t.

By the time he realizes he’s in deep, Quincy has no other options but to ride the wave of continuous disaster that is Hollis Aue.

***

Hollis Aue is on the road to revenge.

After a famous comedian rips her best friend in the middle of his biggest show ever and elevated her disabilities to the butt of his joke, her best friend spirals.

After finding out from a kindhearted detective that her best friend took her own life, Hollis makes it her new mission to make that comedian’s life a living hell.

The only problem with that is Detective Quincy Carter with the Dallas Police Department insinuates himself into her life, making it impossible for her to achieve her goals.

Try as she might, she can’t shake him, and soon, the lines between hate and love start to blur.

 

Loved every delectably delicious moment! Lani Lynn Vale is delighting her readers with a brand new Carter Brothers series kickoff that is a loose spin-off from her Welcome to the Circus series that just came to an end as ringleader Keene married into the Carter family. The plot is thick with angst right from the start when we meet Quincy and Hollis. He’s a cop, she works at the hospital and sparks fly the second their eyes meet. Lots of emotion and drama unfolds quickly in the build-up to their relationship blossoming. I loved the depth of feeling that Vale displayed as pinnacle moments played out, and couldn’t have loved these two together more. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series! Great characters, a compelling plot and a passionately pleasing love story!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a close-knit family as a supporting cast as each sibling finds their forever love. This family has been through a lot and emotions are high. This particular book may trigger some, so read the blurb closely if concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: No Cap
Series: The Carter Brothers #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Bad Girl/Good Guy
Release Date: May 7, 2024
BLURB

 

You know when you see that big red flag, and you think to yourself, I should probably not go anywhere near there?

 

Yeah, Quincy Carter ignored that big red flag. He walked right up to that red flag, waving blatantly in the wind, and kissed the holy hell out of her.
Sure, he probably should’ve arrested her for breaking a restraining order.
He probably also should’ve stopped her from continuing to break that restraining order.
Yet… he can’t.
By the time he realizes he’s in deep, Quincy has no other options but to ride the wave of continuous disaster that is Hollis Aue.
***
Hollis Aue is on the road to revenge.
After a famous comedian rips her best friend in the middle of his biggest show ever and elevated her disabilities to the butt of his joke, her best friend spirals.
After finding out from a kindhearted detective that her best friend took her own life, Hollis makes it her new mission to make that comedian’s life a living hell.
The only problem with that is Detective Quincy Carter with the Dallas Police Department insinuates himself into her life, making it impossible for her to achieve her goals.
Try as she might, she can’t shake him, and soon, the lines between hate and love start to blur.

 

 
 

 

 

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Lani Lynn Vale is an American author of humorous romantic suspense novels. Born in the Great State of Texas, she has lived the majority of her adult life in East Texas where most of her novels are based. She’s married to her high school sweetheart whom her readers refer to as “LLV’s Bearded Half.” She published her first novel, Boomtown. in the summer of 2013 after the birth of her third child. She’s gone on to publish over 100 novels, with most of them going on to become USA Today Bestsellers.
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* Review * ONLY THE BRAVE by Danielle Steel

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* Review * ONLY THE BRAVE by Danielle SteelOnly the Brave by Danielle Steel
Published by Dell on April 30, 2024
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Sophia Alexander, the beautiful daughter of a famous surgeon in Berlin, has had to grow up faster than most young women. When her mother falls ill, Sophia must take charge of her younger sister, Theresa, and look after her father and the household, while also volunteering at his hospital after school. Meanwhile, Hitler’s rise to power and the violence in her very own town have Sophia concerned, but only her mother is willing to share her fears openly.

After tragedy strikes and her mother dies, Sophia becomes increasingly involved in the resistance, attending meetings of dissidents and helping however she can. Circumstances become increasingly dangerous and personal when Sophia assists her sister’s daring escape from Germany, as Theresa flees with her young husband and his family. Her father also begins to resist the regime, secretly healing those hiding from persecution, only to have his hospital burned to the ground. When he is arrested and sent to a concentration camp, Sophia is truly on her own, but more determined than ever to help.

While working as a nurse with the convent nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, Sophia continues her harrowing efforts to transport Jewish children to safety and finds herself under surveillance. As the political tensions rise and the brutal oppression continues, Sophia is undeterred, risking it all, even her own freedom, as she rises to the challenge of helping those in need—no matter the cost.

 

A poignant tale of survival and perseverance from the queen of women’s fiction! Danielle Steel always delivers a story that takes her reader on a journey that makes us feel like we are living the angst right beside her characters. I know the minute I turn the first page of a new book that I will be quickly swept up into the story and will be hesitant to set the book down to atone with life’s demands. ONLY THE BRAVE is no different. While the heroine suffers great injustice and showcases the inhumanity, she still manages to tell her story in a powerful way that connects the reader to the direness of what is happening. Very well told and easily connectible.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a dramatic spin on historical women’s fiction that is light in romance but strong in a powerful female lead who tackles life with strength and dignity.

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* Review * THE GIRL WHO SURVIVED by Nichole Severn

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* Review * THE GIRL WHO SURVIVED by Nichole SevernThe Girl Who Survived by Nichole Severn
Series: Leigh Brody FBI Mystery #1
Published by Storm Publishing on May 6, 2024
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Leigh Brody returns to her hometown after a body is found, marked with her name. Will it give her the chance to solve a mystery that has shadowed her life for years?

It’s been twenty years since Leigh found the murdered body of her twelve-year-old brother, Troy. Her father was arrested for the crime, but she never accepted that he did it. Her hunt for the real killer almost cost her everything…

Now working for the FBI, Leigh is called back to New Hampshire when a series of copycat crimes are committed. Only the killer has left a very specific calling card, a plastic army figurine, the same as the one she found on Troy’s body, and carved into its base: Leigh’s name.

This case is as personal as it gets, and this time, Leigh is determined to make the right person pay. But when another child goes missing, can she dig deep into her past to find the clue she missed years ago, and put a monster behind bars for good?

 

Dark, twisted and so addictive! Nichole Severn is shining like never before as she brings FBI Agent Leigh Brody to life on the pages of The Girl Who Survived. I was quickly hooked on what was happening from the very start and once we began to gather the backstory and meet Leigh firsthand, the plot only continued to thicken and delight. There are many twists and turns that will keep you reading as one aspect of the story may get a resolution as another unexpected demon jumps out of the woodwork. The angst is high, the connectability to the main character is easy and the emotions feel spot on. I really enjoyed every minute of this book and hope to see Leigh again with more drama to hook me! What an unexpected ending!

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